Meet Renee Alwan Percell, MMS, PA-C, and the newest addition to the Couri Center! Take a peek at some of her favorite things and get to know her a little better…
Do you have siblings? // Yes: a younger sister Carolyn and younger brother Michael
Any pets? // We had a cat, Judah, that my husband and I got when we were in the Peace Corps. He is in cat heaven now. We just acquired a bunny that my son named Pikachu.
College // Marquette University Major // Biomedical Sciences
Favorite healthy snack? // Almonds, although I found out I have a sensitivity to them!
Favorite fruit? // It’s a tie between watermelon and cantaloupe
Least favorite fruit? // Grapefruit
Favorite veggie? // Green Beans
Least favorite vegetable ?// Brussels sprouts
Favorite workout? // Vinnitsa Yoga
Least favorite workout? // Biking
Favorite band? // Coldplay
Favorite color? // Blue
Favorite animal? // Tortoise turtles, if I could have one roam in my back yard, I’d be a happy girl!
When you get free time, what’s your favorite thing to do? // I have 3 kiddos that keep me very busy. If I actually have a few minutes, I take the time to breath and rest my mind. I love gardening too so often times will let the kids run around outside and I can play in the garden. Win for all!
If you could throw any type of party, what would it be and whom would it be for? // I’m planning a huge benefit for the kid’s school right now. We are starting an annual auction. It’s a big task but I love it.
What is one of your favorite quotes? // I love Maya Angelou. Here’s my top 2 from her:
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
How many pairs of shoes do you own? // In the summer I have 2 pairs of shoes, flip-flops and running shoes. But in the winter I have too many boots to count!
What did you want to be when you were small? // Marine Biologist
What motivates you? My family and God
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? // This is a tricky one! Mother Teresa.
Favorite movie? // The Little Mermaid. My boys refuse to watch it with me! I will just have to wait until my daughter is old enough to want to watch it!
Favorite book? // Top 3:
- The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Favorite television show? // I apologize in advance- The Walking Dead! People are shocked when I admit to that one! A more normal favorite is Fixer Upper on HG TV.
Biggest fear? // Being stuck in a small space.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? // Any chore that is smelly. I’ve made an agreement with my husband that he gets the stinky jobs and he has graciously accepted.
Mountains or beach? // That’s tough because my husband is from CO so we visit there often and love the mountains. We met on the island of St. Lucia so love the beach too! I guess if I had to choose, I think I’d go with beach!
Guilty pleasure ?// watching reality TV shows
Favorite original recipe?// Fish tacos
Worst recipe flop? // Brownies made from scratch. I forgot to add the Cocoa! Coops!
Favorite part about your job?// I love being able to help women out whether it be answering questions during an annual exam or figuring out a specific problem. I love working at the Couri Center because all of the providers take the time to listen to patients. We are here for our patients. In today’s changing world of medicine that is not always the case, sadly. I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity to provide care to the women in our community.