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.