Jessica Satherley, Class of '01 Author, digital media specialist, yoga teacher
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
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Congratulations to Jessica Satherley on the recent publication of her book ‘Two Years in Morocco’, a  novella based on the time she spent living and running a business in North Africa. Jessica returned to New Zealand early in 2019 after more than a decade working in international media in London and New York, as an editor and journalist.

During her years at Westlake she was drawn to the arts and languages, having studied English, German, Spanish, Geography and Art History. She was always inspired to travel and had taken part in the German exchange programme Westlake offered, which led her to attend high school in a small town near Heidelberg for a semester.

After leaving Westlake, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Communication Studies at AUT, majoring in Journalism, before heading overseas. She worked in British newspapers while in London from 2006 – 2011 and then moved to New York for work, where she lived until 2016.

While based in New York, she continued to study part time and completed a Certificate course at New York University, ‘Good Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle’ and studied yoga, becoming a registered teacher of yoga with the American Yoga Alliance.  She was also a volunteer with New York Cares, specialising in encouraging children in homeless shelters to eat healthy meals and to exercise.

After almost five years in New York, she moved to Marrakech, Morocco, where she taught yoga and created a luxury loungewear clothing brand, which was featured in The Four Seasons Hotel Boutiques in Marrakech and Hong Kong.

Jessica moved back to Auckland in 2019 and is currently a Digital Content Specialist for Westpac Bank, specialising in writing for REDnews business website, corporate photography and creating social media content. She also runs yoga classes in English and French at Alliance Francaise.

Two Years In Morocco is available on Amazon and Kindle.
Link to book on Amazon