Audrael received her B.S. degree in speech pathology and elementary education in 1971. While at NIU, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority where she served as philanthropic chair. Later, she worked in the Villa Park School District from 1971-1980 as a speech pathologist. Audrael’s husband, John and daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, moved east to Bennington, VT, in 1980. The Chiricotti family then relocated to the Boston area. She worked as a substitute teacher in the Westwood School District where she was also a cheerleading coach. Audrael served as president of the Garden Club and was co-president of the Junior Guild of Catholic Charities. During this time, she also studied graphic design at the New England School of Art & Design. She also did freelance work in the Boston area. In 1997, Audrael and John retired to Williamsburg, VA. Audrael has been involved with many activities in the area including Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Hospice, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Rally for the Cure, and the Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Chapter. Audrael enjoys gardening, golf, traveling, quilting, and painting.