Sandra Greiss at the Lyst office. Photo: Liz Gregg

Sandra Greiss at the Lyst office. Photo: Liz Gregg

In our long-running series, “How I’m Making It,” we talk to people making a living in the fashion industry about how they broke in and found success.

When you visit Lyst and accidentally misspell a designer name or the word “mules,” the website will pull up a page autocorrecting the error, or if you start typing “high waisted jeans” in the search bar, Lyst.com will predictably fill out the rest of your query before you do, like a fashion-conscious Google. All of those minute, convenient details are thanks in part to data scientist Sandra Greiss, who’s been with the company’s engineering department since 2014.