Dr. Broughel is a Director of Energy Leadership at a U.S.-based NGO Clean Energy Leadership Institute. In the past, she worked as energy economist at an engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech and at the U.S. Department of Energy. She holds a PhD in economics and policy from the State University of New York in association with Syracuse University, where she was a Fulbright scholar. She completed four years of post-doctoral training at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland and at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 2020, she has served as a council member for the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and has been a non-resident fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.