Layne Mustian

Communications Student Technician

Layne Mustian joined Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute in February 2018 as a student technician. As a member of the engagement team, her work focuses on bringing attention to various NRI projects through blog articles, social media posts, assisting in communication data collection as well as other curriculum aid for private landowners.

Layne is currently working toward her bachelor’s of science in Agriculture Communications and Journalism at Texas A&M University. She is involved in multiple organizations on campus including the 2019 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meats Judging team, Sigma Alpha professional sorority and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow.

In her free time, Layne enjoys traveling, antique shopping and learning new skills such as photography.



Authored Articles

Aggies in Namibia

NRI's very own communications student technician shares with us about her study abroad to Namibia to learn about photojournalism and applied agriculture practices. 

Gopher Tortoise: Building a thriving community

In response to this unfortunate situation, the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI) researchers, including Drs. Wade Ryberg, Danielle Walkup, Toby Hibbitts  and Brandon Bowers, are working in partnership with many private landowners and stakeholders to relocate gopher tortoises to new, development-free habitats. Read their story here. 

Passing the Pen

After renowned wildlife illustrator Dr. Terry Maxwell unexpectedly passed away in April of 2017, the Texas Society of Mammologists was tasked with finding the next artist who would preserve the integrity of the society while honoring the tradition of Dr. Maxwell’s legacy. One young lady stood out in particular, a former student and family friend of Dr. Maxwell with immense artistic talent—Ms. Krysta Demere.