I have always dreamed of opening a restaurant.

Both my parents owned restaurants in Hong Kong and San Francisco, so it was natural that I wanted to open a restaurant of my own. I began studying hospitality management, and eventually met my husband, Russ, at Gallaudet University. On our first date, we spent all our time in restaurants and bars, starting with Italian and ending with breakfast at a Greek diner at 2 am.

Little did we know we would end up opening Mozzeria, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria and San Francisco’s first Deaf-owned restaurant, one of just a few in the United States. Russ and I are both Deaf, so it was important for us to create an inclusive experience for all of our guests.