Headlam’s work at MDRC spans project management, program operations, and qualitative data collection and analysis. She currently serves as the project manager and conducts qualitative research for The Encouraging Additional Summer Enrollment (EASE) Project and contributes to implementation research for the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration. Headlam also has supported operations and implementation research for the Developmental Education Acceleration project. In addition, she coordinates MDRC’s Quality Assurance and Risk Management program. Previously, Headlam served as a college success adviser for a community-based organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University.