Tina Cohen-Chang is a returning member of New Directions, and is a senior in Season 1. She is portrayed by Jenna Ushkowitz.


Tina is a shy girl trying to emerge from her shell to live her senior year to the maximium. She is kind to others and is the leader of New Directions.


"New Year, New Directions"- Tina tells Will that she is deciding to become a more outgoing teenager. She expresses her wish to perform at the Glee Club Audition Assembly, and he pairs her up Sugar, which sparks a friendship between the two. At the next glee club meeting, Will says he finds her plans for her senior year inspiring and makes her the new co-leader, replacing Haley.


"New Year, New Directions"