Department Coordinator


Alyssa Erding is the sustainability coordinator at Macalester and owns two businesses: Zilchin Consulting (a zero waste consulting business) and Aether Wellness (a sustainable wellness business for yoga and shiatsu bodywork). She believes that sustainability has to start with the individual—because the way that you treat yourself is reflected in the way you treat your communities, and because you have to take care of yourself first before you take care of anyone or anything else. Alyssa graduated from Macalester with a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology, and started Zilchin six months later. She has taught over 1000 hours of yoga and started Aether in the midst of completing her professional bodywork training. You can find her teaching yoga in the Macalester athletic department, rock climbing, biking, and frolicking around with her chocolate lab mix named Kylo.