Ms. Headrick graduated from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1991 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After graduation, she spent two years in Japan, where she studied Japanese language, history, and culture while working for Biwako-Kisen. In 1998 she graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law receiving the distinction of Order of the Coif and the Lemle Kelleher award for the top graduate in the Admiralty Program. While at Tulane Ms. Headrick served on the Maritime Law Journal and was on the Appellate Law Clinic.
Ms. Headrick practiced at an insurance defense firm and practiced special education law at a non-profit organization in Alaska, before relocating to New Mexico. She worked as an attorney editor for West Publishing for many years, before becoming licensed in New Mexico in 2014. She is admitted to practice law in New Mexico state courts, the New Mexico Federal District Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.