Gautham Bala

Gautham Bala

Life Skills Team - Master Social Worker

Mr. Gautham Bala is part of the Life Skills Team at Desert Garden. He obtained a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's in Social Work, with a concentration in schools, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gautham has learned wellness and mindfulness from our very own Dr. Dave and incorporates it into his own lifestyle. He believes in the importance of promoting mindfulness to students and the benefits it encompasses. Gautham has also coached and played tennis for years and hopes to spread his love for it at DGM. In his free time, Gautham loves to spend his time outdoors, specifically playing spikeball, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.