Astrophysics Bethesda, MD Beryl has done four SURFs during her time at Caltech, undertaking some really exciting research projects in astronomy! Outside of classes, Beryl enjoys hiking, road trips, reading fantasy and sci-fi books, and sewing. "I'm also really passionate about taking every opportunity I have to travel," she says. For her first SURF, Beryl went to Copenhagen and, most recently, she conducted research at the University of Edinburgh. "I think the SURF program and the ability to do research throughout one's time at Caltech is one of the best things about the school, and I want to make sure everyone interested in doing a SURF is able to."